Cynthia Li, MD, is a doctor of internal medicine, and the author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.
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August 22, 2019
As an internist, I thought I knew a lot about what makes people sick. Until I became a mother. And then got sick myself. First, I developed an autoimmune thyroid condition. Over the next few years, this escalated into complex, debilitating conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and dysautonomia (a dysregulation of the automatic nervous system that controls functions like blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and digestion). With no easy cures, I was forced to learn more about the root causes, and how to eliminate or reduce them. Hidden in Plain Sight A friend tipped me off to “...